New Medical Aesthetician Joins Practice

Kenneth O. Rothaus, MD & Rothaus Plastic Surgery are pleased to announce that Juliana Longoria has joined our staff. Juliana, a graduate of the prestigious Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics, is a New York State licensed medical aesthetician and a skin care specialist.  With more than a decade of ...
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Correction of Length in the Aging Lip

For many individuals, one of the most distressing signs of aging are those changes seen in the upper lip. The patients generally focus on two obvious of these changes: the presence of vertical wrinkles and the loss of volume. The third change, less obvious to most, the lengthening of the ...
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Subcutaneous Breast Reconstruction – Are We Returning to Where We Started?

The original technique for breast reconstruction, as described by one of my mentors (Randall H. Guthrie, MD), involved the creation of a pre-pectoral pocket.  In other words, after the mastectomy and during the reconstruction, the breast implant was placed in the space above the muscle and below the skin. Many ...
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SmartLipo™ vs. Safe Lipo

I don’t pay much attention to what is published about plastic surgery in the lay print media. A patient, however, had questions recently about an article she came across in Allure magazine. This article was heralding the benefits of a widely available liposuction technique, power-assisted liposuction (PAL) which was renamed for ...
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Updates in Plastic Surgery: Breast Reconstructions

The current issue of the journal JAMA Surgery has 3 interesting articles regarding breast reconstruction.  Two of the articles compare the differences between autologous breast reconstruction (using the patient’s own tissues) and implant-based reconstruction.  (Santosa, KB, et. al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(10):891-899 and Bennett, KG, et. al. Jama Surg. 2018;153(10): 901-908 )  ...
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Treatment of Hair Loss in Woman

Hair loss or alopecia is not a problem limited to men and is much more common in woman than people realize.  In fact, woman represent 15% of patients who undergo a hair transplantation.  The human head has between 100,000 to 150,000 hairs.  The hair follicles are going through a constant ...
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A Wrinkle in Time. How Young is too Young for Botox® Injections?

In 2010, Charice Pempengco, an 18 year old star who was set to join the cast of “Glee” received Botox injections in the Philippines.  At the time Pempengco, now known as Jake Zyrus, said the procedure was done to prepare for a new television role. The backlash was astounding, unleashing ...
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Not your Mother’s Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeovers have been growing in popularity since the term was introduced in 2005. Women who wanted to return to their pre-baby bodies after completing their families began asking plastic surgeons to combine two or more procedures at a time. The term “mommy makeover,” came into existence because these women ...
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Augmentation Mammoplasty and Detection of Breast Cancer

The issue of surveillance for breast cancer is an important one and understandably of concern to patients and their physicians.  The literature indicates that woman who have undergone augmentation mammoplasty do not run a higher risk of breast cancer or present at a later stage. Nevertheless, many surgeons recommend the ...
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Threads for Facial and Neck Rejuvenation

Our facial texture and structure changes as we age. Unfortunately, the changes are usually never what we want! No woman (nor man) wants to age prematurely or sport sagging skin, but it happens. If you are a patient in your late 30’s or early 40’s and are facing these ‘changes’ ...
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The Hidden Danger behind the Brazilian Butt Lift

Celebrities that parade their ample assets equally in the nude, or in revealing clothes pulled tightly over their impressively shapely butts are continuing to boost the trend in "booty enhancement". The explosive popularity of athleisure, the gym to street wear fashion movement, is also adding to the increased interest in ...
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Long Lasting Facial Volume with New Generation Hyaluronic Acid and Poly-L Lactic Acid Injectables

It is OK to call this blog a “puff piece”; it is about the new generation of minimally invasive injectables that restore lost volume to the face and fill in deep lines and wrinkles.  Plastic surgeons now have new and slightly different weapons in their arsenal to restore a youthful, ...
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Introducing Crisalix

Dr. Kenneth Rothaus uses Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics to give his patients a sneak peek at what their transformation will look like. Before undergoing plastic surgery, many patients wish they could see the results on themselves before taking the leap. Fortunately, now there is a way! We now offer Crisalix, a ...
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New Breast Implant – Is it Ideal?

When it comes to breast implants there is a new player in town. The Ideal Implant (idealimplant.com) is a saline implant that has the feel of silicone.  The implant has two separate lumens or chambers.  The inner lumen contains most of the saline and its volume is not adjustable. The ...
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Facelift and Liposuction Q & A

Question-  The next question is often asked by patients seeking a face lift:  What is the difference between a mini lift and a full lift?   Answer-  Mini-lifts, S-lifts and a full facelift are all gradations of the same operation.  In the S-lift and the mini-lift (which are really not ...
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